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News

Grosvenor House hotel

Building Awards: The shortlist is announced

22 Jul 16

After a record number of entries, which projects have made the cut?

money

Halcrow pensioners press on with legal challenge

21 Jul 16

High-profile lawyer who acted for Mirror Group pensioners in the Maxwell pension scandal has confirmed he will spearhead the challenge

Palace of Westminster

May’s merger of business and energy gets cautious welcome

20 Jul 16

Industry leaders believe DECC closure may integrate sustainability more into industrial strategy

Features

hospital

Fixing the NHS

22 Jul 16

Health service spending on building maintenance and repairs faces a £4.3bn backlog. But there is good news for the construction industry

Housebuilding

Top 20 housebuilders 2016

20 Jul 16

Find out who’s in this year’s league of top housebuilders by housebuilding turnover

Data

Lead times

Lead times: April - June 2016

21 Jul 16

Lead times have either remained the same or increased, with burgeoning workloads and enquiries and a shortage of skilled labour making further increases more likely

More data

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: Clearing the decks

22 Jul 16

This week, politicians shed more heat than light at the House of Lords, Whitehall gets the jitters, the Department of Energy and Climate Change gets wind of its demise and London has one less Pole

Project news

Buckley Gray Yeoman - Bishopsgate Goodsyard offices - site view

Year-long redesign for Bishopsgate Goodsyard

25 Jul 16

Hammerson says it will work with new City Hall team on revised proposals

Leach Rhodes Walker Strand, Liverpool

Liverpool waterfront residential block plans in

25 Jul 16

Leach Rhodes Walker’s design seeks to knit together city centre with riverside

Brent Cross

JV inks deal for £4bn Brent Cross regen

21 Jul 16

Barnet Council and development partners ink deal

Sheffield retail

Chinese builder to invest £1bn in Sheffield

21 Jul 16

A Chinese construction company has agreed to invest an initial sum of £220m

Sheppard Robson’s Chrisp Street proposals

Sheppard Robson submits 650-home east London scheme

20 Jul 16

Proposals would update Festival of Britain Exhibition of Architecture-era east London precinct

Wilkinson Eyre's Crown Sydney scheme for Barangaroo

Height-busting Sydney skyscraper gets green light

20 Jul 16

City approves 275m casino and hotel tower

Sketch of the week

Sketch

Sketch of the week: Rural Devon

22 Jul 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Joe Copp of Hilton Barnfield Architects

Embargo

Image of the week: A Rosey view

22 Jul 16

£5.4m refurbishment re-opened to the public on Wednesday

Leader

Sarah

Paddington pole gets cut down to size

22 Jul 16

From the Paddington Pole to Theresa May’s cabinet, both appear to be busily wielding an axe

Analysis

Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains

Comment

Jack Pringle

Negotiating a post-Brexit position

20 Jul 16 | By Jack Pringle

The British economy could well slip into recession as a result of the decision to leave the EU - and negotiating a benign post-Brexit position will take years. We have no option but to choose the best model and make a good fist of it

From the archive

Arhcive

This week in 2001

22 Jul 16

British roller-coaster engineer John Roberts was presented with the challenge of creating a ride like no other

Legal

Jason Tann

Commercial real estate: Breaking the land bank

21 Jul 16 | By Jason Tann

Tesco used sale and leaseback transactions to release value from its property portfolio. But would it have been better off keeping the freehold of its own stores?

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